The Wild Foodies of Philly
   In search of the food beneath our feet!

 



WILD EDIBLE "FLOWERS"



Asiatic dayflower
aspen, American
chicory
clover, white
clover, red
dandelion
day lily
empress tree
evening primrose
goldenrod
hyacinth bean
honeysuckle,Japanese kudzu
linden/basswood
locust, black
 Mallow/Hibiscus:
-common
-high
-marshmallow
-Rose of Sharon
-velvet leaf mallow
mimosa

 

 

Mints & related:
-anise hyssop
-bee balm, scarlet
-bee balm, wild
-ground ivy
-horsemint
-giant hyssop
-henbit
-lemon balm
-mountain mint
-purple deadnettle
-spearmint
-watermint
Mint-related:
-purple loosestrife
-speedwell

 Mustard & Cresses:
-mustard
-garlic mustard

 

Cress:
-field pennycress
-bittercress
-peppercress
-shepard’s purse
-watercress 
-wintercress-garlic
-onion 
-ramps  
passion vine
redbud tree
Rose:
-multiflora rose
-prickly rose
-Rugosa Rose
salsify
shiso
spiderwort
spring beauty




Sunflower:
-false sunflower
-Jerusalem Artichoke
-sunflower, woodland
violets
tulip poplar (nectar)
Water lilies:
-American lotus
-yellow pond lilyyucca

CATKINS: 

THE LISTS BELOW VARY:

BOOK: Edible Flowers: A Global History by Constance L. Kirker and Mary Newman (includes cultivars, non-wild flowers) http://maryanewman.com/books

FLOWER POLLEN:  https://healthfully.com/299892-nutritional-benefits-of-flower-pollen.html